Get ready for a new, exciting way to read with Bookshare Reader for smart speakers (beta). It’s as easy as using your voice. Now, you can read and enjoy your books on any Alexa-enabled device. Simply tell Alexa to open Bookshare Reader and read a book. With Bookshare Reader, you can enjoy the convenience of voice-enabled tools to enjoy the world’s largest ebook library for people with reading barriers.
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In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the contributions of Hispanic authors and the huge selection of Spanish books in Bookshare. Read the blog to learn about special collections of Spanish books, Bookshare parent resources in Spanish, and ways to listen to your favorite Bookshare audiobooks in Spanish.
Jamie Maier, Assistant Technology Specialist, shares her favorite digital tools to help students with reading barriers progress from tears to cheers in an uncertain school environment
Ebooks like the ones in the Bookshare library offer many benefits to students with reading barriers such as dyslexia, blindness, and cerebral palsy. Find out about the top seven benefits of ebooks.
This past year was challenging for educators and students alike. And while virtual learning was especially challenging for special education students and underserved communities, teachers found new and innovative ways to provide effective instruction. With schools reopening for in-person learning in the fall, some special education teachers share tips that they can apply to their classrooms.
We love Bookshare members – and the teachers, parents, and other caring individuals who support our members. We celebrate the success of every person who overcomes reading barriers with the help of the Bookshare library and assistive technology. Good news is always worth sharing, and we hope these tweets make you smile, inspire you to find your next book, or tell a friend about Bookshare.
Summer is knocking on the door, so that means it’s time to get ready for a summer of reading! You are invited to #CatchUpTogether with Bookshare’s Summer Read-a-thon. Readers of all ages have the opportunity to catch up on the books they want to read, find new books in curated summer reading lists, stay connected with the Bookshare community, and keep students reading-ready in the fall.
Watch the replay of the Bridging the Reading Gap webinar and learn about free, accessible ebooks for students with reading barriers.
These three tips help students with learning differences benefit from accommodations and online resources that accelerate learning during the “great catch up.”
A recent article featured in We Are Teachers shares four ways teachers are using Bookshare in the classroom to turn reluctant readers into engaged readers.